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Mahaffey Theater

400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Wandered over from the Dali Museum and discovered that the Mahaffey presents ELVIS Tribute that... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2015
Charlotte P
via mobile
Very nice venue

I have seen several shows here, most recently in September and December 2014. It's in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2015
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress Energy Center for the Arts—Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031 seat cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just steps away from the culturally vibrant Downtown and minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-famous museums, the Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, classical, pop, rock, comedy, dance, family, and the renowned Florida Orchestra. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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400 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4341
+1 727-892-5746
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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Wandered over from the Dali Museum and discovered that the Mahaffey presents ELVIS Tribute that evening. I inquired at the box office and scored a 29 dollar ticket in the first row of the middle balcony. The parking is 10 dollars between the Dali and...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I have seen several shows here, most recently in September and December 2014. It's in a beautiful location. It is walker-friendly if you've been in the downtown area [or wish to be] before or after events. I've never had a bad seat in this theater...More

1  Thank 101travelerNo_CA
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This weekend we Went to our first show since moving to the area. Saw the Nutcracker Ballet. The Mahaffey is beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly. Am looking forward to attending more events here in the future.

Thank MarleneE165
Reviewed 29 December 2014

I have seen many shows, theater shows, comedy shows, concerts in the past etc at this venue however this time we were told that now at the mahaffey you are not suppose to stand at any concerts there. Too bad as I have many good...More

2  Thank Britchick2000
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Of all places, the Cincinnati Pops is touring Florida and their first stop was St. Petersburh's Mahaffey Theater. Excellent acoustics, great lighting, easy steps to and from your seat, and the staff was exceptionally helpful.

1  Thank Joe L
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Truly enjoyed to see Kenny Rogers at this location. The staff was helpful and well numbered. The seating is well laid out. The seats were comfortable - a bit more legroom would be preferred. Overall, I would come back anytime.

Thank millie2007
Reviewed 21 November 2014

I have been to several concerts here and love it! The acoustics are awesome and not a bad seat in the house. Prices for concerts are reasonable and the variety of artists are nice too! Only down fall, no place to eat inside. You can...More

Reviewed 19 November 2014

We recently went to the Mahaffey for a Halestorm concert and were so impressed! The entrace was elegant, the customer service impeccable, and the acoustics fantastic. There is no bad seat in the house, and the intimacy of the experience is quite remarkable. We had...More

1  Thank May Z
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I love this setting, inside and out. Great location and walking distance to hotel, restaurants, shopping, waterfront and Dali Museum of course and great parking. Newly remodeled and good acoustics - in which I enjoy Florida Orchestra, concerts and shows. A true gem in St....More

Thank Dwight D
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Great location - scenic water views and close to museums, parks, shops, and excellent and diverse dining. Medium size theater. Seating is comfortable, adequate spacing and provide good views. Parking is on property and very convenient. Majority of staff is friendly and helpful, although a...More

Thank traveler1468
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I bought an E Ticket for the Arturo Sandoval concert. Can I present my print-out directly for admission? Or must I take it to the boxoffice? (first time using an e-ticket)
23 June 2017|
Response from WarmWeatherPlease013 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure what type of ticket you've purchased, so I recommend contacting the box office.
HEllo I am thinking of purchasing tickets to an upcoming show, but the only tickets available are up in the balcony. Do you think I will still be able to see the show clearly? Thanks
25 December 2016|
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Response from ladybug_24401 | Reviewed this property |
The balcony is the best place to watch in my opinion. We sit in the balcony. Great sound and great view.